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Order of the President to Major-General Burnside, May 19, 1863

Abraham Lincoln, Brady image, 1863, detail
Congressman Vallandigham had been found guily of disloyalty in a military court and sentenced to confinement for the duration of the war. The Ohio Democrat was denied a writ of Habeas Corpus and was slated for imprisonment at Fort Warren in Boston Harbor. Abraham Lincoln adjusted this sentence to one that "put him beyond our lines." Vallandigham arrived under protest in Richmond but soon left for Canada and returned to the United States clandestinely a few months later. (By John Osborne)

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